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Posted: Jan 28, 2014
A new program by students, for students, aims to assist with financial planning and tax preparation. Financial Literacy and Money Education by Students (FLAMES), has been diligently working to learn everything they can about finances and how to educate fellow students on behaviors, attitude and general knowledge. From credit scores and budget creation, to FAFSA and identity theft, this team of students will share what they have learned with the TMCC student community through free workshops, one-on-one peer mentoring, fun events, and a helpful online presence. FLAMES is funded through a $100,000 grant from USA Funds and housed in Financial Aid.
Each student peer mentor has successfully completed training and professional development in preparation to serve other TMCC students. The students work 15-20 hours a week and have already worked with community programs, such as Gear Up, creating personalized workshops for specific groups of students beginning in February.
For students who want to be more engaged, FLAMES has created an SGA-recognized club: Financial Literacy Society. The club meets monthly and plans events aimed at helping students. Their first two events include:
For more information about FLAMES, contact us.
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